Looking beautiful first thing in the morning - Clarins advice
Epelo: What should I do to always have a fresh complexion first thing in the morning?
Isabelle Thery: Careful make-up removal in the evening is essential to get rid of impurities, followed by the application of a repairing night cream. The extra thing you can do is apply the night cream using light pressure from the centre of the face towards the ears to encourage a draining effect and for radiance in the morning.
Aajennifer1: I've got combination-oily skin, what can I do to avoid a shiny face first thing in the morning?
Skin's shininess is linked to the secretion of sebum. Sebum secretion follows a 24-hour cycle with a dip in the night and a peak around midday, which explains why the skin might already be shiny in the morning. To combat shine, you should use products that limit secretions, mattify the skin in both the evening and the morning and touch up your make-up in the middle of the day.
3 golden rules: 1- First of all, carefully remove make-up at night to get rid of all traces of make-up or dirt that can irritate skin during the night and cause it to produce even more sebum to protect itself. 2- Next, use a night cream with a light, fine texture that contains sebum-regulating active ingredients. 3- Finally, refresh your skin in the morning with an alcohol-free purifying lotion (Clarins Water Purify One-Step Cleanser with Mint Essential Water) before applying your day cream - look for one which mattifies and moisturizes.